Local companies have reported difficulties hiring local technology talent, but South Florida has a surprisingly rich history of technology companies and industry-specific strengths such as health care and travel. As the startup scene grows, many groups are working to help companies find talented technology and startup employees, from the junior level to the executive suite.
These groups offer job listings and employee recruitment for the startup scene. What would you like to see on this list? Let us know.
AngelList was started in 2010 as a platform for startups around the world to raise money, recruit talent and apply to incubators online. It features an extensive job board that connects job seekers with startups.
While it has two offices in Spain, Ironhack has also made its mark in Miami through its hands-on, in-person training courses for coders of all levels. Students can learn some of the most in-demand skills from industry-leading professionals through its bootcamps for web development and iOS. Throughout its courses, participants work on a project, which they can pitch during Demo Day.
At a time when companies are actively seeking tech talent, LaunchCode is on a mission to share coding skills with driven individuals who are looking to change their lives, be it bouncing back from unemployment, choosing a different career path, or breaking the low-wage job cycle. The non-profit company is hoping to help students translate those skills into a job by creating a path that sets them up for opportunities for apprenticeships and jobs with local businesses and companies.
What they do: Classes, mentorship, and job placement Website: Visit Here
People as a Service connects reliable freelancers with companies that need work done. From web designers to administrative assistants, this Miami-based company finds the talent growing companies need. And for companies that know they need a few extra hands but can’t exactly figure out where — People as a Service will help identify talent gaps and then help fill them.
In an effort to build South Florida’s entrepreneurial and tech community, this nonprofit hosts events to connect curious innovators across the region. To date, Refresh Miami has hosted more than 100 events, educational workshops and meetups among its 9,000 members. Their job board, connected to Indeed, lists available vacancies around the country.
What they do: Events, workshops, meetups, and jobs Website: Visit Here
A self-proclaimed “web police,” SEOversite makes sure your web presence is as effective as it could be. The organization employs “Web Gurus” who work to ensure the web developers that were hired to develop a website or design materials do their job as promised. SEOversite can also connect companies with the right talent for a web project, vetting web development and design teams for effectiveness and efficiency. The company also offers a free service for small, growing businesses — sourcing a small group of preferred vendors and connecting growing companies with the digital team it needs.
Talenthr partners with fast-growing and innovative tech and consumer-product startups in the U.S. to hire for sales, marketing and finance positions. They work with venture capital, private equity and angel-backed companies.
Startup Summer is a six-week internship program for Miami-Dade Teach for America teachers. During the program, interns work in local startups, attend entrepreneurial workshops, and receive training throughout the year. This helps enrich the teachers’ skill-set, enabling them to teach their students skills in tech and entrepreneurship, bridging opportunity gaps in Miami-Dade schools.
Tech.Co, formerly Tech Cocktail, is a media and event company reporting on industry trends, new startups and general tech news to build local tech communities. The company also organizes events around the world, such as mixers, conferences and festivals. Its website has an extensive job board that can be filtered by city.
What they do: News, events, and job placement Website: Visit Here
Venture for America helps train young entrepreneurs by facilitating employment at early-stage companies in U.S. cities. This fellowship program operates in 15 cities, Miami included. Venture for America offers funding and training to assist burgeoning entrepreneurs in their professional pursuits.
For those looking to work in South Florida’s growing technology sector, the nine-week training course at Wyncode is structured to teach coding with industry-leading concepts in a practical, hands-on setting. Wyncode is an all-inclusive group that encourages people of different ages, backgrounds, careers, and perspectives to become successful coders. The final project for each training course involves creating a real-world web application for a local nonprofit or business. Wyncode connects participants with local businesses and start-ups for job placement and boasts a 91% overall placement rate, with 84% staying in Miami.